The lack of markets for peaches has created a crisis in the central Macedonian municipality of Rosoman, which is the main peach growing area in the country.

Farmers are sharing videos as they destroy their now insolvent orchards and throwing the produce away.

This is a disaster. I call on the Prime Minister and on Agriculture Minister Nikoloski, if he still holds that position, to do something. Entire orchards are being chopped down as we speak, said VMRO-DPMNE official Cvetan Tripunoski.

Agriculture Minister Ljupco Nikoloski said that he will resign to take over as SDSM party Secretary General, but a new minister hasn’t been named yet.